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Soft knitted rings by French graphic designer  Aurélie Garnier available at Used in Copenhagen. You can also have them custom designed. The brand is calles Mollie´s Parade.

The cutest T-shirts from Mollie´s Parade

I am back after a long break from my blog. The long break was partially caused by the disappearence of  my photos taken during the summer. Some of them were of a visit to The round House which I have called Rainbow House. I luckily found the pictures on a back-up file, so here is The round House:

I have called this blog post Rainbow House  because the house contains all colours and  you easily get disorientated and lost there: Suddenly you find that pink is your favourite wall color and you surrender to the magic of round shapes and bright colours.

“There are no rules in the round house” says the owners and of course my son loves it there. Here the middle child Betty jumps from the round stairs. The round concrete stepping stones have the diameter of each family member´s height from the time the house was refurbished.

The house from 1951 was renovated in 2008 by Kant Architecs. On their website you can see more stylized pictures of the house.

Here lives 2 adults and 3 children (Svend, Betty and Gerda) and this house was made to be lived in.

When the house was refurbished in 2008 many details were added to accentuate the shape of the house such as this round fireplace.

The kitchen is crafted for the house which also has a round built in ceiling lamp.

Yellow tiles and yellow Vola water faucets. This round bathroom is situated on the rooftop terrace.

Round rooftop terrace.

Even the children have a great sense of style this is from one the girls´rooms.

In the window sills are collections of coloured glass and African figures.

Everything is possible in the round house and I leave the house feeling greatly inspired and with an idea that the ideal home is a round home.

Bettys´ drawing of her house. Make friends with The Round House on facebook here

Danish Red Cross has opened a webshop where you can buy one of a kind vintage clothing, handmade toys and designer gifts. Only for Danes though but great idea for raising money for charity.

The doll called Liv (life) knitted by volunteers buy it online here.

In 2009 Mette Helena, the owner of the fabulous vintage wallpaper shop Retro Villa, went to England to buy a roll or two of vintage wallpaper for her apartment and came back with 60 rolls instead! She found them in an Indian hardware store where the owner had not been able to sell the old wallpaper. Soon after, Mette Helena returned to England to buy the rest of the vintage wallpaper treasure and sold them through a shop i Denmark. In 2010 she was able to open her very own store in Copenhagen with Scandinavia´s largest selection of original vintage wallpapers. The store is called Retro Villa (Villa is the name of her daughter).

I got to know Mette Helena during an internship at her shop for a short period. I have wanted to write a post about her for a long time but it is difficult to write about someone you know. Mette Helena is very energetic, creative, spontaneous and so much more, and has a way of inspiring people around her to start their own creative projects (for instance my neon lamp DIY project). There is a bit of the author Astrid Lindgrens “Pipi Longstocking” character about her, and there is some”Villa Villa Kulla” – energy in the shop environment as well.

Compositions like these are everywhere in the shop and Mette Helena has a great eye for creating such  tableaus and also works as an interior decorator for magazines. She is an artist and studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Her creative projects with sowing patchwork blankets and pillows and selling wallpaper began as a hobby  to support her studies and has now developed into a business.

Also very cute in person : Mette Helena in her store, wearing a vintage dress.

Painting by Mette Helena called “Watch it happen” from 2006

Painting “Puberty” by Mette Helena from 2008

“Untitled” from 2008 by Mette Helena

See more of her art at Mettehelena.dk.

Vintage wallpaper from Retro Villa

One of the best accessory shops in Copenhagen is Pico. They produce their own product design in their own workshop ranging from scarves and shoes to jewellery and hair accessories. They have an online store as well. The materials for the jewellery are sterling silver or goldplated sterling silver. The price range is low and the quality high.

The interior of the shop is something out of an old grocery shop with wooden shelves and glass display mounts. You can get all the items in almost every colour.

Scarves en every colour.

Hairbands

Glitter, neon, leather and more.

Bows for every taste.

Pico online shop here.

Tivoli Copenhagen yesterday…Chinese style window decor.

The Tivoli garden peacock was trying to impress the female bird. He chased her around and posed nicely for the camera. In the background is restaurant Nimb from 1909.

Tadaa

The Pantomime Theatre from 1874 is Tivoli´s oldest building

Pjerrot and Columbine and glittering Harlequinsuits at the Patomime Theatre

Tivoli has its own mailtruck -very cute

The flying trunk ride showing H.C. Andersen´s fairytale Thumbelina

Burlesque style street

Facade from the Central Station side of michelin restaurant Herman Nimb, this facade is designed by architect Matteo Thun in 2006, the original building is from around 1909  ( Tivoli opened in 1843) and the Nimb building has been restorated several times since then.

Poster for electronic music at the Pantomime Theatre every Friday at seven…I love the graphics from the Tivoli drawing studio.

The winner of the Kawaiicph Giveaway is first of all Chisa.congratulations, I will send the star necklace to you as soon as I have your address ^_^  I have chosen this winner because I love stars too and would love to contribute to your star collection. If you take a picture of your collection I will  feature it on my blog. I will have more Giveaways again soon..

It was a tie between Chisa and Maria and that is why I have picked you both as winners. To Maria: I feel sorry that you lost your special ring, I will send you the flower ring and hope it brightens up your day. – And great idea with the drawing-giveaway on your blog!

I am so happy to have readers from all around the world, and would like to know from which countries, does anyone know how I can see this on WordPress?

Window decoration at Royal Copenhagen

Couldn´t resist showing these Easter window decorations from Copenhagen to you:

Window decoration Illums Bolighus  Copenhagen

These wooden animals are designed by Kay Bojesen and manufactured by Rosendahl . I have written about Kay Bojesen before here.

Window decoration Illums Bolighus  Copenhagen

 A tribute from Kay Bojesen to the Danish magazine Bo Bedre

The popular wooden animals have been given a new brand identity by the firm Make they also made this 50 year anniversary ad for the Danish interior magazine Bo Bedre.

Fresh shrimps and white wine..

 I am not the best cook so I am a big fan of the simple foods, like this: fresh shrimps to peel and dip in sour cream and lemon juice.

 Kinder surprise, paper toy

Do you remember those annoying German tv-commercials with the 3 suprises from chocolate Kinder-Eggs? – well my son loves them, and I gave in to buying them and was really surprised. Instead of a tiny plastic thing, the egg revealed an inflatable paper toy! It is so cute, you blow it up and use it as a ball and when it is flat you blow it up again. I love it! Way to go Kinder…

Inflatable paper cat by Kinder

The Royal Cafe in the heart of Copenhagen is an enchanting place filled with fairytale atmosphere. When you meet this woodcutted sign you already feel that this is a cafe that allows experimental design that mixes old and new.

The interior is very detailed and feels very free and not clean cut and minimalistic like many other cafes you can find i Copenhagen. The cafe describes its style as “Funky Baroque – design confusion and humourous and chic”, wich pretty much sums it up. Arne Jacobsen´s Ant chair produced by Fritz Hansen has been resized for the cafe in a higher cafe-version. Holmegaard Glass have created the chandeliers for the cafe. The ceiling has shiny silver wallpaper with leaves.

You enter the cafe from a typical Danish city-courtyard.

Cut roses in still water outside.

Carefully arranged flowers at the counter top.

The cake is as good as it looks. My son had warm chocolate which of course  actually was heated chocolate the food is delicious and made with the same care and attention to details as the interior. The porcelain is, of course, from Royal Copenhagen.

A love seat by the window sill. Many designers have their art on display or for sale in the cafe such as Swedish Kosta Boda.

A miniature kitchen made from recycled material.

Very inspiring mobile decoration with silk ribbons hanging from the ceiling.

The murals show different Danish features like the wooden monkey made in 1951  by Kay Bojesen and floral decorations from Royal Copenhagen porcelain.

This Tripp Trapp childrens chair you find in almost every Danish home, and in the cafe they have one in gold.

More flower murals

I will definitely be back ♥

GIVEAWAY HERE

Enjoy my little “mixed tape” of Danish music, hope you like it, some of them can only be watched on Youtube though.

Agnes Obel

Trolle Siebenhaar

Kasper Bjørke

Oh Land:

Under Byen

Sort Sol

Raveonettes

Kashmir

Mew

Efterklang

Mikael Simpson

Swan Lee 

Dúné

Fallulah

The Rumour Said Fire

I Got You On Tape

Vote for your favourite jewellery and win


Here are some of my favourites

My perfume from Paul Smith

A dangerously addictive spicy tea I ♥ ♥ Yogi teas

Fresh herbs in the window sill in the winter and from the garden in the summer

I collect these Moomin cups from Arabia in many colours but of course my favourites are pink…

My Blythe doll from Japan

This is a gift I got, it is so cute from Danish Liebe

My best jewellery: the glittery stars and the butterfly earrings are made by me from recycled paper

This bag I have had for many years it is from HM actually

Shoes from Paris

Candy Apple Mint nailpolish from Essie

I love my blue scarf from Petit Bateau and I collect vintage children´s books

Bathtubs are highly underrated this is the ultimate luxury, children´s bubblebath from Hollys

Vintage pin-up magazines

Vintage magazine Frou Frou

I have read this book many times, definitely my favourite, written in 1975, fantasy novel by Salman Rushdie “Grimus”

I love this cd with Agnes Obel

♥ My stuffed bird

Without a doubt my alltime favourite: my son Silas